On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1934

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th)

  • USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switzerland & Portugal vote no)

Famous Birthdays

  • Maureen Connolly, American tennis player who won the 1st women's Grand Slam in 1953, born in San Diego, California (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund van der Straeten, German composer, dies at 79